2020 Community Impact Report

A snapshot of the 2020 Community Impact

At a glance

46,000+

Meals delivered to community members

$1.7 million

provided in financial assistance to community members

16,000+

Produce boxes distributed to individuals and families

2,800+

Children received discounted or free programming during the pandemic

700+

People were provided with warm showers and clean water during the winter storm

$650,000

Provided in childcare assistance

15,000

Participants in the new Virtual YMCA

1,000+

Virtual Connections with Seniors

250,000+

Views on virtual workouts throughout the pandemic

Dear YMCA Friends,

For all of us in the YMCA of Austin family, 2020 has been a year like no other. We’ve all been tested and challenged in ways we could never have expected, but we rose up and remained true to who we are as an organization. In the toughest times, our guiding question has always been, “How do we keep reaching those who need us most?” And though we still face more bumps in the road ahead, we have, as a Y community, have much to be grateful for.

  • When the coronavirus pandemic began, we responded by opening up emergency child care sites for the children of essential workers. We offered financial assistance so that parents did not have to worry about the cost, or about who was watching their children while they were on the front lines protecting us.
  • As seniors faced isolation during the lockdown, we made thousands of check-in calls and organized virtual gatherings, sometimes just social hours over a cup of coffee.
  • As families faced food insecurity, the YMCA of Austin partnered with Brighter Bites and the Central Texas Food Bank to deliver boxes of produce and meals for kids at three Y locations. Our YMCA responded to this need by handing out 300,000 pounds of produce and 46,000 meals to families and children.
  • After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis set off waves of social unrest across the nation, the Y partnered with Austin Health Commons to host a series of virtual Racial Healing Circles. 
  • When city and state leaders eased restrictions and allowed Y branches to reopen, we put in place strict social distancing and safety measures that enabled members to come together once again to practice healthy habits and spend quality time with friends and family. 
  • As schools reopened in our service area, we partnered with local districts to offer full-day care and support for virtual learning while parents went to work. By providing these spaces for our families, we helped meet a community need that had never been there before. Now, as students return to schools for in-person learning, we’re providing traditional afterschool child care.

The YMCA is a community anchor that is here for good. We are proud to have stepped forward to serve our neighbors during this time of need and will continue to do so as long as that need remains. We want to also recognize all of those who have empowered us to have a strong community impact in 2020. Thank you to our board leadership, volunteers, incredible staff, and you.

We are so grateful for the many pieces of this puzzle that make the Y whole. You make the Y possible.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with us and for being a part of our Y family.

 

James P. Finck - President & CEO, YMCA of Austin 

Dorothee Auldridge - Chief Volunteer Officer, YMCA of Austin

Early Pandemic Response

When COVID-19 struck our community, the YMCA of Austin partnered with Brighter Bites to begin a city-wide distribution of fresh produce and meals at under-resourced areas empowering us to provide more than 46,000 individuals and families with necessary resources.

Childcare for Essential Workers

The pandemic showed us just how important our essential workers are. The YMCA of Austin provided childcare for essential workers when no other options were available. When the economy began to open, the YMCA of Austin had already served more than 2,800 children. Thanks to a generous donation by the Moody Foundation, more than $650,000 was provided to parents seeking financial assistance.

Connecting with our Community

Branch closures didn't keep us from connecting with our community. As soon as doors closed, thousands of calls were made to our vulnerable populations and members. A Virtual YMCA was created from scratch and provided more than 15,000 people with options to stay fit and safe from the comfort of their home.

Serving through the storm

In early 2021, Texas was struck with a historic winter storm that left millions without power and clean water. The YMCA of Austin opened its doors to provide the community-at-large with warm showers and clean water.

2020 FINANCIALS

REVENUES

2018 Audited

2019 Unaudited

 

2020 Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions

2,177,125

1,745,168

 

11,884,175

 

Membership Fees

19,506,679

20,116,002

 

12,833,344

 

Less Financial Assistance

(1,470,129)

(1,532,903)

 

(1,104,365)

 

Program Service Fees

9,930,775

9,958,623

 

8,193,188

 

Less Financial Assistance

(1,140,619)

(1,123,188)

 

(468,341)

 

Investments

272

374

 

3,584

 

Other

392,316

528,041

 

466,667

 

 Total

29,396,419

29,692,117

 

31,808,252

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries and related payroll costs

16,004,412

16,321,194

 

15,609,895

 

Outside Services

1,282,226

1,410,418

 

1,343,049

 

Occupancy

3,416,635

3,504,762

 

2,919,223

 

Other operating costs

4,314,827

4,209,193

 

2,538,838

 

National YMCA support

356,358

359,747

 

246,684

 

Other Expenses

634,529

670,971

 

458,942

 

TOTAL EXPENSES

26,008,987

26,476,285

 

23,116,631

 

SUB-TOTAL NET

3,387,432

3,215,832

 

8,691,621

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LESS

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Expense

259,630

248,256

 

195,653

 

Depreciation

2,394,705

2,336,847

 

2,734,057

 

Change in Net Assets

733,097

630,729

 

5,761,911

 

Net Assets at beginning of year

38,277,368

45,759,959

 

47,047,697

 

Net Assets - End of Year

45,759,959

47,047,697

 

52,809,608